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New Executive Order's Harsh Impact on the Undocumented

While most people are talking about the travel ban, you should not overlook another Executive Order issued by the President on 1/25/17. The Order calls for the detention and deportation of any undocumented individual simply charged with a crime even if it has not been adjudicated in a court of law. Under the Obama administration, only undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes were considered a priority for deportation. Prior to pleading guilty to any crime, you should seek the advice of an immigration lawyer. We have also begun to hear stories of ICE raids in local communities. ICE denies that they are taking action in light of the Executive Order but the activity in local communities continues.